Exeter is located in Devon. This historic city was once one of the most important cities in England. During World War II it was significantly damaged but since that time the city has flourished with the recent construction of a brand new shopping centre, Princesshay. As well as the wide variety of shops there is much to see and enjoy in Exeter. The town itself was named as one of the top three cities in country to live for quality of life. There are several medieval churches and a magnificent Cathedral as well as a castle and a museum. Be sure to take the guided tour with the volunteer Redcoat guides.
Exeter is a city located at the mouth of the river Exe in Devon. During Roman times, it was a fortified settlement but people had been living in the area well before the arrival of the Romans.
Exeter's cathedral dates back to around 1050, although the current building is slightly more recent, having been completed in approximately 1400. Amongst other architectural features, the cathedral boasts having the longest uninterrupted vaulted ceiling in the whole of England. Its clock is an astronomical one and not only keeps time but also shows the positions of the sun and moon together with the phases of the moon.
If you want to experience some of what it would have been like to live in the city in bygone times, the hand operated Butts Ferry is a cable ferry across the river Exe. The crossing it takes has been used in some way for almost 400 years but only acquired its current name as recently as 1971.
As well as football, rugby and cricket teams, the city also has a rowing club that regularly features in both local and national competitions. And if you visit the city in the spring, you may be able to witness the Great West Run, which is a half marathon that attracts almost 3,000 runners each year.
The city has good transport links to the rest of the UK, including motorway, rail and air travel. The university students help to keep the town's nightlife lively and are partially responsible for the wide variety of live music that is played in the city, including two live music festivals. In the summer the Northcott Theatre produces a Shakespeare play preformed outdoors in Northernhay Gardens.
Shoppers will find plenty to do in the city, including a visit to the large Princesshay shopping development which has a wide range of shops to explore and several restaurants to relax in as well. Or you can visit the longer established Guildhall shopping centre.